Brookside Nursery at Hints Village

In order for us to operate safely for our valued customers and dedicated staff, we ask you to adhere to the following when visiting our retail nursery:

  • If you think you have any of the symptoms of COVID-19 then please stay at home.
  • Use of the provided hand sanitiser at the entrance point and till point is compulsory for all.
  • Please queue for entry as indicated and follow our traffic light entry system. If the light is red, please wait at the entry point until the green light shows.
  • We encourage you to shop alone and ask you to limit your shopping group to no more than two people.
  • Please try to avoid bringing children or pets. Assistance dogs are welcome.
  • Speedy shopping is encouraged in order to reduce queuing time for others.
  • Please follow our signposted one-way system to ensure social distancing.
  • Members of staff will be available to assist at the till point only and will be unable to assist you anywhere else on the Nursery.
  • Please maintain a distance of at least 2 metres from other people at all times.
  • If you are purchasing compost, please pay at the till (after following the one-way system) and collect your compost from outside on the way out. Unfortunately, we will be unable to assist you to load compost or other purchases into your car. You may reverse your car up to the compost point to load your compost if it is easier for you.
  • Cash will not be accepted – payment by card only. Contactless payment is encouraged – the new limit is £45
  • We do not have any toilet facilities available for customer use.

New Opening Times

PLEASE NOTE - due to government guidelines WE WILL NOT BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL WEEK COMMENCING 12th APRIL 2021. You we still be able to collect your online orders from us.


As we are a working nursery, we need to limit our opening times to enable staff to maintain and water stock and continue to plant new stock. We will therefore be limiting our opening hours to the following:

Mondays and Tuesdays : CLOSED

Wednesday to Sunday: Open 10am to 4pm.

 Our online business is open as usual where you are able to order your Spring plug plants. 

Our retail plant nursery is located in the historic village of Hints near Tamworth (Staffordshire) As well as our mail order business we produce thousands of plants and hanging baskets for retail sales including bedding plants, shrubs, perennials, architectural plants. If you live locally then why not pay us a visit. As we grow most of the plants that we sell, our prices tend to be a lot more competitive than the local garden centre.

Collecting Young Plug Plants displayed in our Catalogue and Website from our Nursery
Unfortunately, due to the large number of varieties of young plug plants that we sell we are unable to offer a ‘select your own’ facility at our nursery and ask that you place your order in advance so that we can reserve the plants and get your order ready for you.

If you wish to collect your plug plant order from our nursery, please place your order online, select ‘click & collect’ as the delivery method and choose ‘pay on collection' as the payment method alternatively just give us a call so that we can reserve your plants for you.

Some images of the plants growing on our Nursery:


Brookside Nursery